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  1. Upcoming webinar offers guidance on starting a WiFi hotspot lending program at the library

    CHICAGO-- Last month, PLA  announced a new project, supported by Microsoft Corp., called  DigitalLead: Rural Libraries Creating New Possibilities,  which seeks to increase digital skills programming and access to technology in rural communities. Through $ ...

    LDEUTSCH - 07/09/2019 - 15:07 - News and Press Center

  2. ALA Announces Call for Applications for Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellows Program

    The American Library Association announces a call for applications for its inaugural year of the Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellows Program.  Click here for more information about the application process.   Please note that you must login as an ALA Member to a ...

    HROBISON - 07/11/2019 - 10:50 - News and Press Center

  3. LITA Learnings: Universal Parity to Resources

    Chicago-- Sign up now for the latest LITA Learnings. Universal Parity to Resources: Rethinking Library Access Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time Presenters: Christine Elliott, Learning Services & Assessment Librarian, Juniata College ...

    MBEATTY3 - 07/09/2019 - 12:42 - News and Press Center

  4. June 2019 ITAL Issue Now Available

    Chicago-- The June 2019 issue (volume 38, number 1) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)  is now available. Reviewed Articles and Communications No Need to Ask: Creating Permissionless Blockchains of Metadata Records (Dejah Rubel) 50 years of IT ...

    MBEATTY3 - 07/08/2019 - 12:12 - News and Press Center

  5. Nominating committee extends deadline

    Chicago- The ALA 2019 Nominating Committee announces a deadline extension for completing the candidate biographical form for the positions of Councilor-at-Large and President-elect.  Any ALA members interested in being considered for candidacy for these p ...

    SREYES - 07/05/2019 - 10:27 - News and Press Center

  6. Thirty AASL members receive Bound To Stay Bound grants to attend first national conference

    CHICAGO – Thirty American Association of School Librarians (AASL) members have been awarded $750 travel grants to attend their first AASL national conference. Generously sponsored by Bound To Stay Bound Books, Inc. (BTSB), the grants will allow recipients ...

    JHABLEY - 07/03/2019 - 16:26 - News and Press Center

  7. Accepting Applications for 2020 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders

    The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2020 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the Emerging Leaders web page. The deadline to apply is ...

    BCALVIN - 07/02/2019 - 15:25 - News and Press Center

  8. LITA Learnings: Managing Special User Groups in Academic Libraries

    Chicago-- Check out the latest LITA Learnings. Managing Special User Groups in Academic Libraries Tuesday July 16, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time Presenters: Charissa Brammer and Sommer Browning, both Auraria Library, University of Colorado – Denver Un ...

    MBEATTY3 - 07/02/2019 - 12:12 - News and Press Center

  9. Discovering your own style of library leadership

    CHICAGO — Author Jason Martin won’t tell you how to be a leader. In fact, that’s not the point of his new book “ Library Leadership Your Way,” published by ALA Editions. Instead he’ll give you a roadmap and the tools to find it out for yourself, guiding y ...

    RCHRISTOPHER - 07/01/2019 - 09:36 - News and Press Center

  10. PLA announces changes to Board of Directors

    Salazar begins one-year term as PLA president, Jeske as president-elect CHICAGO – The Public Library Association's (PLA) Board meeting on June 22 officially marked the end of the 2018-2019 service year, which brought several important changes to the ...

    LDEUTSCH - 07/12/2019 - 14:37 - News and Press Center